The Yearling. Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman in a costly, elaborate, Techni-colored version of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' simple yarn about the Florida scrub country (TIME, Jan. 13).
Stairway to Heaven. An imaginative, handsome, pretentious British-made fantasy with David Niven, Raymond Massey and Roger Livesey (TIME, Dec. 30).
It's a Wonderful Life. A sentimental fable with the force of a juggernaut, in which Producer-Director Frank Capra and Actor James Stewart stage a triumphant Hollywood homecoming (TIME, Dec. 23).
The Best Years of Our Lives. Director William Wyler's skillful and heart-tugging movie about the postwar world,...